Since all of our cakes are custom-made to individual specifications, no catalog per se is available. Our Web site is designed to give an introduction to our style and services. We continually evolve and as we do, we introduce new, seasonal designs which are available for your review at our showroom and are frequently showcased in magazines. Additionally, we are constantly updating our Facebook page and there you will also find pictures of a wide selection of our cakes.
It’s impossible to offer a hard-and-fast price list, since each cake incorporates so many variables. We take into account the number of servings, the complexity of diverse design elements, and particulars important to the celebrants. Sometimes a smaller cake may take longer to create than a larger one, and therefore, it will be priced higher per slice (the basis for pricing used by most bakeries). Our cakes are generally baked in incremental serving sizes of twenty-five, but we always try to present several possible variations and propose a few price tiers from which to select.
We do not like to rush clients into making hasty decisions and we encourage research. However, we cannot guarantee prices and availability before a contract is signed. Most couples book our services six months to a year before their event. We have been known, however, to stay up all night to complete last-minute orders.
We find that standard carriers cannot guarantee the safe transport of our cakes. The best method to deliver our cakes is by cold vans, and this service is available from Athens to most points of Greece. Long distance delivery is both extremely complicated and very costly. While we have delivered our cakes to distant destinations, it is a highly complex process to engineer the delivery via a private or chartered plane. Additionally, most designs require the presence of a staff member who must assemble the cake on-site.
Unfortunately, we can’t supply this information, as we need to devote our resources to meet the demands of our clients. The building and decorating techniques we use took a long time to develop and require special skills and tools. Therefore, we cannot assume the liability of providing long-distance support to third parties.
We do offer learning opportunities when Ron teaches workshops and seminars around the country, and your baker may wish to attend these classes.
We love to accommodate other confectionery artists and enjoy meeting professional chefs from around the world. However, because of time constraints and deadlines, we usually cannot have visitors while we are creating our cakes. We are, however, always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. We accept resumes from potential employees (artistic and creative backgrounds are preferred) with previous experience in the culinary field.
We try to accommodate everyone’s schedule, but most appointments are made during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; consultations and tastings last about an hour. In the busy season (April through June and September through October), we need to concentrate on completing orders, therefore, during that time frame, sessions are typically scheduled from Monday to Thursday, but we can occasionally accommodate a Friday appointment. Unfortunately, because we are almost always in production or on location on weekends, we are unable to schedule a tasting for the weekend.
Not every cake that appears in a magazine is ideal for a real-life celebration. Just as in couture fashion shows, silhouettes are often presented on the runway (in our case, in the press) to illustrate trends, new styles, and fresh ideas. Not every design will scale up or down with success, and some structures require a different minimum number of servings. As always, we’ll do our creative best to present you with a few options and choices.
Simply put, we don’t like to name-drop. We treat all of our clients as if they are the most important people in the world when we design and execute their cakes. We respect our clients’ privacy, but we would gladly pass along your story to a publication or a TV show, if you were interested.
We very much enjoy creating all kinds of special-occasion cakes. It’s a great pleasure to be part of our clients’ celebrations throughout the years, whether for anniversaries, birthdays and births, or bar/bat mitzvoth. Not surprisingly, we think cake is the perfect accompaniment to all of life’s celebrations…and we hope you do, too.